2023 |Estate of Mark Smith Auction
1948 Midget RacerRegister to Bid
$5,000 - $10,000| Without Reserve
A Highly Original Midget from the Golden Era of Circle Track Racing
Powered by the Legendary Ford V8-60 Engine with Offenhauser Cylinder Heads
Equipped with Stromberg Carburetors on an Eddie Meyer Intake Manifold
136 CID Flathead V-8 Engine
Twin Stromberg 81 Carburetors
Estimated 80 BHP
2-Speed In-Out Manual Gearbox
Rear Drum Brakes
Front Tubular Axle with Radius Arms and Transverse Leaf Spring
Rear Live Axle with Radius Arms and Transverse Leaf Spring
Midget racing started before WWII and became incredibly popular, with multiple races run across the country every weekend year-round.
The builder of this midget racer is not known, which is often the case, as this form of car was being built by dozens of manufacturers during this period, and many more came from the garages of skilled enthusiasts. Presented in a fascinating condition, it carries mechanical components ubiquitous of the time, including a Ford V8-60 engine, Offenhauser cylinder heads, and Stromberg carburetors on an Eddie Meyer intake manifold.
The next lucky owner of this Midget Racer will have the pleasure of researching its history, or simply enjoying it as a token from this bygone era.
*Please note that this Lot, like all vehicles in this Auction, has been in long-term static storage and may not be currently operational. It will require mechanical attention prior to any road use.
Gooding & Company presents and conducts the Estate of Mark Smith Auction under the authority of John J. Rendemonti, Executor of the Estate of Mark J. Smith, duly appointed by the Circuit Court of the State of New Hampshire, Probate Division, Case Number 312-2022-ET-00072. The Estate has compiled available title and/or registration paperwork for the Vehicles offered in the Auction and will provide such paperwork to the Buyer if it is available. However, as set forth more fully in the Conditions of Sale, neither the Estate nor Gooding makes any representation or warranty with respect to any existing certificate of title or registration with regard to any Lot in the Auction. Any Lot may be sold on a Bill of Sale. By participating in this Auction, all bidders and buyers recognize that Estate and Gooding have expressly disclaimed all such warranties concerning the availability or sufficiency of any title or registration documentation.